A Threat to Rural Dialup
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Overview: This paper published by Jupitermedia discusses about A Threat to Rural Dialup. The 800 number tariff that rural dialup ISPs have been using was originally created for Bell internal use. Where 800 number traffic is usually coded to go to a long distance carrier, messages coded 0110 went back to Bell. ""It was for information exchange between one Ma Bell area and another area, but after 1996, ILECs and CLECs started using it, and today Verizon, SBC, and Qwest still sell and use 0110 traffic for their own customers.